A Holiday House Tour for the Crafts-Mas Season


From the desk of Vonda Givens, Executive Director, Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

We’re deep into preparations for the holidays (or Crafts-mas season, as we call it around here). Soon we’ll be trimming the tree and stocking our annual Crafts-mas shop. We’ll open the doors of the Log House to the holiday season over Thanksgiving weekend, beginning Fri., Nov. 29. After that we’ll host a special Crafts-mas program each weekend, leading up to a big finale on Sat, Dec. 21. For the finale, we’ve got a fantastic holiday-edition Farms Afield  in the works. I’m thrilled to share this news, for the first time, with readers of Arts & Crafts Collector. Farms Afield: Holiday House Tour was planned it as a holiday treat for our friends who love all-things Stickley! So treat yourself or the Arts and Crafts fan in your life. For all of the details, read on.


The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms invites you to celebrate the holidays in Craftsman style!  For Farms Afield: Holiday House Tour, on December 21 from 4:30 to 9:00 p.m., you’re invited inside three of Gustav Stickley’s beautiful Craftsman homes in Morris County, NJ. Join us for a progressive dinner like no other! Begin and end at Craftsman Farms and in between, enjoy two exclusive visits to two exquisite private homes.

This festive evening starts with the cocktail hour at Gustav Stickley’s own home, the Log House at Craftsman Farms. Then board a bus for the main course at the 1913 Parker House, designed by Stickley for William C. Parker. And for dessert, we’ll transport you to the only privately-owned structure remaining on the grounds of Craftsman Farms, commonly referred to as the Herdsman’s House. Adorned with beautiful holiday decor, both private homes retain Stickley’s characteristic sensibility and are furnished with reproduction and original Stickley furniture and Arts and Crafts period pieces.


The Parker House. Photo courtesy of The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms.

The Parker House Hearth. Photo courtesy of The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms.

The only privately-owned home at Craftsman Farms, commonly known as the Herdsman’s House. Photo courtesy of The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms.

The Farms Afield: Holiday House Tour, has limited space and has been planned exclusively for museum members (Not a member? You can join when you when you make a reservation.) Reservations are $90 per person through December 1 and $100 after December 1. Visit Farms Afield: Holiday House Tour or call our office at 973-540-0311 to learn more and make your reservation.


The Log House is adorned in period Arts-and-Crafts-style decorations.

Holiday Decorations in the Log House and the museum’s Crafts-mas Shop
See period Arts-and-Crafts-style holiday decorations in the Log House and visit our well-stocked shop for all of your holiday shopping.

Beginning November 29, through the end of the year.
Museum and Shop are open Thursday through Sunday, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Tours depart at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15 p.m.
Standard Museum Admission rates apply. No reservations necessary.




Part two of special “Crafts-mas Season” and holiday events will be featured in an upcoming article. For more information and to sign up for the Holiday House Tour, please visit the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms website for more information at https://www.stickleymuseum.org/